Dr. Russell Read
Group Managing Partner, C Change Group
Russell Read is Group Managing Partner for the C Change Group of investment funds, companies, and advisors, dedicated to materially transforming the production, distribution, and consumption of natural resources around the globe. In addition, Dr. Read serves as Senior Advisor to MSCI with respect to crafting solutions for the global asset owner community. Prior to C Change, he was Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, the Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC), and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS).
Dr. Read has been a resource for regulatory agencies internationally, state governments, the US Congress, and the US Senate for over two decades and served as Chairman of the Investors’ Committee of the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets under Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. He was named as one of America’s 30 most influential players in business and finance by SmartMoney and #35 on Institutional Investor’s list of the 75 most effective chief executives.
Dr. Read received his undergraduate degree in Statistics and his MBA in Finance and International Business both from the University of Chicago and his masters in Economics and doctorate in Political Economy from Stanford University. His doctoral work The Politics and Policies of National Economic Growth focused on the particular economic roles of natural resources in economic development. He has taught graduate-level courses at the University of California at Davis, the University of Maine, and Stanford University.